Observation: Providence Canyon

Observation Date
03/5/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Providence Canyon, White Rock Bowl (Richard's Hollow)
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
20"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Deep powder riding, especially deep in upper meadows

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
We found good stability, with plenty of folks testing steep terrain and no large natural or triggered avalanches reported.
Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
9000
Slope Angle
21
Comments

Very heavy snowfall mid-canyon on Sunday afternoon

Natural cornice fall produced only minor dry loose avalanches.  The cornice is giant on top of White Rock Bowl..  Avoid these, they have a tendency to fail further back than expected.  

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates